With the new 'Wilful Wildflowers' book being released in the coming months, now is the perfect time to do an appreciation post on 'The Wilful Wildflowers' and why the book has meant something special. Today we will be taking a closer look as to why we love 'The Wilful Wildflowers And The Golden Petal' and how others have been helped and learned from its message.
What Have You Learnt?
First and foremost, 'The Wilful Wildflowers' is based on a Greek Myth, The Apple of Discord. The myth tells the tale of the goddess of discord, Eris, who tricks the other goddesses into wanting to be the most beautiful. This is taught in the books as it is exactly what Daisy does to the rest of the Wildflowers. Learning through books is our greatest pleasure and teaching everyone out there about Greek Mythology is such a joy.
Now onto the four main characters, starting with Poppy. Poppy is stunningly beautiful and full of life. The books say that there is nothing ordinary or common about her at all and this is down to the fact that she is fiery and vivid and is always her vibrant glamorous self. Poppy teaches us that as long as we are who we want to be, we will never be 'ordinary' as our inner light will shine through.
Sunny is described as easy-going and cheerful. One of the reasons why he is loved by everyone, is because he stays calm and doesn't create drama (except when he wants to be the most beautiful wildflower)! As a ray of sunshine, people are attracted to his luminous energy and this is why he is the most popular of the flowers. However, just like the rest of his wildflower friends, he must remember to include everyone, not just those they consider to be 'real' wildflowers.
A wild and untamed briar rose, Rosie is considered to look sweet and delicate, however, this is not what defines her. Rosie loves being outdoors, climbing trees and hedgerows. She is athletic, strong and independent. Rosie teaches us to not judge a book by its cover, just because someone looks a certain way on the outside, doesn't mean they are the same on the inside.
Last, but certainly not least, we have Daisy. Even though she can be mischievous, all Daisy ever wanted was to fit in and when people tell her that she is not a true wildflower, her feelings get hurt. Daisy shows us that it doesn't matter what people tell us we are, what matters is how we see ourselves.
By Pia Talbot
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